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Credo Reference is a collection of online reference works. Credo donated 400 free "Credo 250" user accounts to Wikipedians in 2010 and 2011. These provided access to over two million entries from the reference works listed here. In August 2012 Credo expanded their offerings to the community from 250 to 350 full text reference works, after a survey was conducted to select the sources editors wanted most. Credo also expanded to 500 total participants, including reassigned accounts from editors who relinquished theirs. Not everyone who wanted an account was able to get one, but accounts may be re-distributed if editors decide to stop using them. If you would like to *give up* an account, please add your name at the bottom of this page. You can still sign up for accounts, which will help Credo see that demand is growing and we'd like some more!

Requirements[edit]

  • You do not have free online access to these Credo products through your local library or university
  • You have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia; (see Special:Preferences)
  • You have an account that is a minimum of 1 year old
  • You have a minimum of 1000 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You are active in content generation, research, and/or verification work

Expectations[edit]

Approved editors may
  • Search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted content
  • Electronically save portions of restricted content
  • Print out single copies of portions of restricted content
  • Comply with any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the Credo website they are accessing
Approved editors will not
  • Share their account logins or passwords with others
  • Mass scrape or mass download Credo content
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of restricted content available for any purpose
  • Datamine metadata without permission, in order, for instance, to use metadata for auto-created stub articles
  • Use the access provided through the Pilot for any commercial purpose
Private and confidential information
  • You will need to have a confirmed email address to participate. You understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with a representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia Library, and Oxford University Press. While Wikipedia Library coordinators are volunteers (not employees or contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation or Credo Reference), they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.

Citation[edit]

  • Editors should always provide original citation information, in addition to linking an Credo article, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT
  • Editors should not provide bare links to non-free Credo pages
  • Editors should note "(subscription required)" in the citation, where appropriate
Example
<ref>{{cite web |title=National implementation committee approves funds for Swami Vivekananda values' education project |url=http://www.questia.com/doc/1P3-2131107461.html# |publisher=US Fed News Service, Including US State News |accessdate=14 April 2012 |date=September 2010 |subscription= yes |via=[[Questia]]}}</ref>

Apply (If Partnership is Renewed)[edit]

  • Add your username below: #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (eg. {{user8|Example|Project=en}} . Tell us what area you are active in and how you'll use the Credo resources (there are currently no available accounts but signup to show interest!)
  1. SMcCandlish (talk · contribs). Renewal. Wikipedian for 8+ years. I have a degree in anthropology and applied linguistics, but am not a student or a professional academic so I don't have journal and other research database access any longer. My main research needs are in life sciences (felinology, herpetology, commercial animal breeding, history of domestication), anthropology/archaeology/history (e.g. history of sport), early modern to contemporary arts, and various other topics (I'm a major contributor to articles on albinism, linguistics, and other subjects that require citation of peer reviewed sources).  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  13:02, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
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  14. User:Jojalozzo Eclectic. Physical, biological, and social sciences. History. Commercial.
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  83. User:28bytes
  84. MohandesWiki (talk · contribs)I have enough requirements in fawiki with MohandesWiki username.--MohandesWiki (talk) 09:52, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
  85. Mehran (talk · contribs) - Over six years activity and +11000 edits. Also sysop in fawiki. ●Mehran Debate● 16:58, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
  86. 2T (talk · contribs · count) from TH WP 2T (talk) 07:41, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
  87. Mehdiabbasi (talk · contribs) - I have enough requirements in fawiki with mehdiabbasi username. Mehdiabbasi (talk) 07:42, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
  88. Tony Sidaway (talk · contribs) English Wikipedia since 2004, many thousands of article edits. --TS 12:32, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
  89. AlleinStein (talk · contribs) vi.wikipedia.org since 2008, 6000+ edits.AlleinStein (talk) 13:13, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
  90. Bennylin (talk · contribs) more than 100.000 edits in Indonesian projects (Indonesian wp, Javanese wp, Indonesian wikt primarily). Particularly interested in documents for Wikisource (Indonesian, Javanese, Sundanese, and other languages of Indonesia)
  91. Rahmatdenas (talk · contribs) I'd like this one as well, has key resources not found elsewhere. Today, I have over 4,000 edits on Indonesian Wikipedia since 2011. This would be very valuable to me in all of areas. Rahmatdenas (talk) 08:29, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
  92. جواد (talk · contribs) Since 2009 , about 11,000 edits in fa@wiki Javad|Talk 16:38, 31 August 2012 (UTC)
    This user is blocked 18 months (and after that he announced his retirement) in fa.wp :)Ladsgroupبحث 15:40, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  93. Mahan (talk · contribs) Over one years activity and +3000 edits in fa@wiki.--ماهان (talk) 08:59, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
  94. AliReza (talk · contribs) 2 years activity and about 12,000 edits in wikimedia projects (my home is fawiki).--AliReza (talk) 14:42, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
  95. RolandR (talk · contribs) Editor for several years, 17,000+ edits, would appreciate access to these resources for article creation and fact-checking. RolandR (talk) 19:26, 13 September 2012 (UTC)
  96. Zozo2kx (talk · contribs) Editor since 2008. I mostly edit on topics related to history/archaeology of the Ancient Near East, and particularly Syria. Better access to sources would be much appreciated. Yazan (talk) 13:19, 21 September 2012 (UTC)
  97. Tvoz (talk · contribs) Editor since 2006, just shy of 24,000 edits. Access to Credo would be very helpful for fact-checking, ref improvement and research for new content and article expansion. Tvoz/talk 18:40, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
  98. Kmhkmh (talk · contribs) I'm editor since February 2007 with around 7,500 edits on en.wp and 28,000 edits on de.wp. I work on wide range of topics and Credo would be useful for me for proofreading and and sourcing in article creation/augmentation.--Kmhkmh (talk) 12:09, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
  99. Raoli (talk · contribs) I'm editor on Italian Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and particularly on Italian Wikiquote In the Wikipedia project I dedicate myself to creation of articles about actuality, groups of people and emerging technologies recently introduced (like QRpedia). On Wikiquote I add quotations about different thematic areas. Raoli (talk) 17:54, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
  100. Early morning person (talk · contribs)English Wikipedia member since 2009. 1600 edits. I mainly edit articles about sports figures (e.g. Wayne Gretzky), yoga, meditation. Intentions for future research: more of the same. Would be helpful in getting best refs for these articles. I frequently go to reference sources for scientific information.EMP (talk) 20:48, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
  101. Grandmaster (talk · contribs) ~20,000 contribs in en:wiki since 2005, mostly about history and politics. Grandmaster 16:58, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
  102. Sefid par (talk · contribs) ~2,000 total contribs. Sefid par (talk) 13:21, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
  103. محک (talk · contribs) Since 2009 , about 10,000 edits in mzn@wiki and about 4,500 edits in fa@wiki --محک (talk) 07:16, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  104. Magnum2008 (talk · contribs), since 2008, +2000 edits in it.wiki, history science and technology.--Magnum2008 (talk) 22:29, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
  105. Naamar (Global User Manager). Art and General Reference. --Naamar (talk) 12:22, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
  106. kipalaBureaucrat at sw, user since 2005, a few 1000 edits. Kipala (talk) 19:19, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
  107. fajr18 (talk · contribs):3000 edits + over 1 years + one good Article in fawiki. I need for writing featured articles. Fajr18 (talk) 14:28, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
  108. I am always looking to expand my research resources and this would be a wonderful addition. Andrew (talk) 17:26, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
  109. Nearest participating library is an hour away; over 1500 (large) edits, hitting paid content limitations almost daily. Grollτech (talk) 22:19, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
  110. andrewman327 (talk · contribs): Access to this database would be very useful to both my content creation and my work at AFC. Andrew (talk) 19:08, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
  111. OrenBochman (talk · contribs) 9000+ edits on en Wikipedia, working on many subjects, interested in medical reference works BO | Talk 11:30, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
    1. Tenebrae (talk · contribs) I am a longtime Wikipedia editor, with nearly eight years and more than 75,000 edits to my credit. I have created over 200 articles, including the popular List of African-American firsts. While much of my work has involved popular culture, I've also created articles on newspapers (such as The Daily Compass and Cleveland News), institutions (Lighthouse International), and historical figures (Takeo Ito).
  112. فلورانس (talk · contribs) . hi my Dear wiki Friend i,m patroll,autopatrollers and Rollback in fa.wiki with More than 3416 edits in fa.wiki - i need to this accesse to Development my wiki edit , thanks Florence (talk) 00:13, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
    this user is blocked indefinitely for WP:DE in fa.wp :)Ladsgroupبحث 15:40, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
  113. Hindustanilanguage (talk · contribs) I've personally conceived and created about 60 articles on Hindi, English and Urdu Wikipedia, besides thousands of edits across Wikis totaling to about 28000 edits. Credo will be a helpful tool for my editing pursuits. I am glued to Wikimedia projects since 2011. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:59, 1 April 2013 (UTC).
  114. Tucoxn (talk · contribs) I would like a Credo account if one becomes available. I've been editing on English Wikipedia since 2008, but I also edit on French Wikipedia, Fijian Wikipedia, and Simple Wikipedia. I currently have over 2,000 edits on English Wikipedia, with over 1,300 unique pages edited and six articles created. When I create a new article, I try to have it listed on the main page, at Did you know? I've also created several articles on Fijian Wikipedia. I write articles on plants, animals, and locations in the Pacific region, as well as notable deceased Americans. I intend to continue a similar pattern of editing. Access to Credo would help me because it's difficult to find reliable sources on some of the topics and the libraries in Fiji, where I live, are difficult to access and not well stocked. Thanks for your consideration! - tucoxn\talk 23:26, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
  115. Pratyya Ghosh (talk · contribs) I have 13000+ edits in enwiki and 17000+ global edits from 2012. I'm telling my reason very shortly. I edit articles and am also a student. So I think the Credo account'll be helpful for both purpose. Editing and giving reliable news and information at WP and study well.--Pratyya (Hello!) 10:06, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
  116. Taketa (talk) 18:26, 17 June 2013 (UTC) I am a medical intern. On Wikipedia I work on a range op topics, having made over 35,000 edits and over 4,000 articles. I believe that access to Credo may be usefull in gaining information, sources for my articles. I will probably also explore it to gain inspiration for new articles. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 18:26, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
  117. Taty2007 (talk · contribs) I am a user on the Spanish and English Wikipedia, with more than 30,500 edits and some good and featured articles on the Spanish Wikipedia. An account with Credo will help me expand and improve articles, especially on Art and Literature subjects. Taty2007 (talk) 15:24, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
  118. Doc Taxon (talk · contribs): I am active in en:WP:REX and especially active in its German sister project de:WP:BIBA or de:WP:BIBR. I am looking for articles and literature for all the users who need it and for myself, to build well researched articles in English, German and Wikipedia of other languages. Thank you, Doc Taxon (talk) 05:51, 12 July 2013 (UTC)
  119. Smsarmad (talk · contribs) I am an English Wikipedia editor since 2007 with more than 26,000 edits. I applied for a Credo account last time and was selected for one, but the it never materialized. I mostly edit articles related to Pakistan. -- SMS Talk 12:18, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
  120. Froid (talk) I meet the requirements and will fulfill expectations. Credo will enhance my contributions to Wikipedia, when conducting research for the purposes of contributing or verification of preexisting content. My stats: # Froid (talk) 08:05, 28 October 2013 (UTC). First edit Sep 09, 2006 / Unique pages edited: 7,401 / Live edits: 20,734 / Deleted edits: 0 / Total edits (including deleted): 20,734.
  121. Aschmidt I would like to re-apply because I have found Credo Reference quite useful for my contributions, mostly to German Wikipedia.
  122. Spanglej Renewal Editing since Feb 2009, around 22000 edits, mostly literary biography content, 12 new biogs. I had Credo access for a year through WP and found it mighty useful for biog research and GA development. Span (talk) 16:00, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
  123. Ordensherre. Editor on Wikipedia in Norwegian bokmål/riksmål (nowi) since 2008. Active writing and verifying articles on nowi. Patroller. Total new articles started on nowi: 2184, mainly biographies and topics related to non-monetary incentives, diplomacy, history, and geography. Total contributions to nowi: 71000+. Would appreciate access to online resources I do not otherwise have access to, especially titles useful for writing biographies of contemporary and historical personalities in government and politics, as well as recipients of awards, prizes and the like. Thank you. Ordensherre (talk) 13:23, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
  124. Timmyshin A member since 2008, I mostly edit historical biographies in Chinese history, but also edit articles on Chinese entertainment. An encyclopedia content would be very useful. Timmyshin (talk) 14:56, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
  125. Mkdw (talk · contribs) I am active in the WP:AFD process and often use reference material in determining notability and improving articles that can be saved. My general areas of interest are biographies and neologisms though I have been known to write about other topics such as articles about cities, industries, or companies. I rarely have access to encyclopedias and having access would greatly benefit the writing I participate in. I have a fairly lengthy history on Wikipedia as indicated on my account meta data. Mkdwtalk 20:40, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
  126. Freshman404 (talk · contribs) My professional subject is electrical engineering and considering low quality of electrical engineering's pages in fa.wp I wanna use Credo resources for improving them.Freshman404Talk 14:59, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
  127. MrLinkinPark333 (talk · contribs) I like to edit articles that require cleanup. Credo would be a useful tool for me when trying to find sources for nominated articles for deletion. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 21:28, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
  128. User:Zambelo Zambelo - I'm primarily active in New Religious Movement-related articles, which suffer from a low amount of scholarly sources. I would improve these articles and increase neutrality by providing a greater range of quality references. Zambelo; talk 04:13, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
  129. Bagumba (talk · contribs) Editor active in sports subjects, Credo would expand my resources to allow research into the impact of sports on society through these available sports resources .—Bagumba (talk) 07:04, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
  130. Loginnigol (talk · contribs) Active editor for a couple of years on English and Dutch language Wikipedia. Over 7000 page edits. Contribution in many subjects but particularly arts, science, religion, music and sports. From past experience I have come across Questia articles that I wanted to reference but was unable to because of lack of access, which is why I love this this opportunity to sign up. —Loginnigol (talk) 11:36, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
  131. FireflySixtySeven (talk · contribs) I am active in content creation; having access to more sources would be very useful when I write/translate articles. FireflySixtySeven (talk) 21:20, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
  132. Fuhghettaboutit (talk · contribs) Been bouncing around about 9 years. I spend a lot of time hunting sources for my own work and on behalf of others, for origination, expansion and for verification and have had to make requests at WP:RX for material this would allow me to access directly. Approaching 80K edits (by X's counter) and just had my third featured article promoted. I do not have access to this database through my local library or otherwise.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 21:35, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
  133. Peacemaker67 (talk · contribs) I have been on WP for 2.5 years and have over 28K edits, have contributed to nine FAs, two FLs etc. I work mainly in the area of WWII in Yugoslavia, and do reviewing work for MILHIST on the Yugoslav Wars. Credo access would allow me to use titles like Former Yugoslavia's Diverse Peoples, The: A Reference Sourcebook which is a key source for these subjects. There are plenty of less Yugo-specific Credo titles that I would use as well. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (send... over) 01:06, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
  134. Correogsk (talk · contribs) I am a psychologist interested in doing sleep research (insomnia, specifically: I tried twice to obtain a PhD in that area: I will try it for the third time soon); I am also a certified English-Spanish-English translator of official documents and vicepresident at Wikimedia México, A.C., and am doing research about the history of science in Mexico and about some specific institutions: El Colegio de México, A.C., UNAM and Consejo de la Crónica de la Ciudad de México, A.C.--Correogsk or Gustavo 06:11, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
  135. Feuerrabe (talk · contribs) I would like to have access to more diverse encyclopedias on unusual or fringe subjects, as I have lately had difficulty finding information on some very particular subjects. I have more than 1000 edits, mainly on German Wikipedia and have been active since 2009.--Feuerrabe (talk) 08:47, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  136. Justlettersandnumbers (talk · contribs). Seems I need this to access resources such as this rather useful source. I don't have alumnus access. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 13:12, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  137. codrinb (talk · contribs) I frequently contribute to archaeology and history articles, and having access to Credo would allow me to source these articles using academic papers and books on the mentioned topics.--Codrin.B (talk) 21:17, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  138. Rhododendrites - Active editor/content contributor in a large number of areas. My areas of expertise are media studies, communication, digital media, a few areas of history, privacy, censorship, some politics, as well as [more casually] chess, games, and electronic music. --— Rhododendrites talk |  21:10, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  139. Kmhkmh (talk · contribs) with Wikipedia since 2007, mainly active in en.wp (>9000 edits) and de.wp (>34,000 edits). My main area is mathematics, but I tend write and proofread/correct for a rather broad range of subjects (sciences, history, biographies, arts, movies, music, literature, geography). In particular for the latter a credo account would be useful.--Kmhkmh (talk) 21:50, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
  140. Jerem43 (talk · contribs) - User for 8 years now, 33k+ edits. Mainly food and drink related media, but I have been known to dive into roadway and Massachusetts articles. --Jeremy (blah blahI did it!) 07:34, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
  141. AmateurEditor (talk · contribs) I have been active since 2009 and have about 3000 edits. I would use Credo access for history-related articles. AmateurEditor (talk) 00:35, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  142. Dereckson (talk · contribs) I'm interested by a Credo access to work on history and religion articles on the French Wikipedia.I don't have Credo access. Statistics: 25K contributions on Wikimedia projects, 16K contributions on fr.wikipedia, account registered in 2005. --Dereckson (talk) 23:54, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
  143. Iselilja (talk · contribs) Sources in history and social science will be useful for me. Nearly 10,000 edits, mainly on English and Norwegian wikis, created more than 100 articles; 25+ DYKs at Enwiki. Iselilja (talk) 21:56, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
  144. Edison (talk · contribs) I have over 49,000 edits since 2005, and have created 3 articles. I specialize in the history of science and technology, and do not have other online access to this collection. I will use it to improve existing articles and to create new articles about notable subjects not yet covered. Edison (talk) 01:04, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
  145. The Discoverer (talk · contribs) I mostly edit topics related to India, Catholicism, and science. I hope to use these resources to improve the historical perspective of articles. The Discoverer (talk) 12:04, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
  146. Murma174 I'm active in frrwiki in first place. An account was granted to me in 2012, but the login procedure didn't work. Error message was: _Institution '5749' is not authorized to access any titles._ So I'm trying again. --Murma174 (talk) 12:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
  147. ca$e (talk · contribs), >44k edits mostly in areas of philosophy and religious studies, involved esp. in joint efforts coordination and reaction to content improvement requests, thus often in eager need of quick quality content access

Give Back an account[edit]

  1. Keithbob It doesn't provide access to periodicals and newspapers which is what I need.-- KeithbobTalk 03:11, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
  2. Maile66 - Doesn't provide what I need. Maile66 (talk) 00:25, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
  3. Shearonink Have found I am not using it as much as I thought I would, want to make it available to another Wikipedia editor. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 04:20, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
  4. SheepNotGoats I've got it through my public library now SheepNotGoats (talk) 17:59, 26 November 2012 (UTC)
  5. Dr. Karthikeyan This is not suitable for my wiki topics and my language. Thank you.--Karthi.dr (talk) 18:33, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
  6. J04n I never use it. J04n(talk page) 11:41, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
  7. User:Keraunoscopia Doesn't have what I need. Contacted them by email, but didn't hear back. – Kerαunoςcopiagalaxies 02:52, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
  8. User:Innotata Does not appear to have any in-depth coverage of any topics I am interested in. —innotata 05:45, 6 November 2014 (UTC)